We are looking to buy a property and need a conveyancing solicitor in Ardleigh Green who is on the Nationwide approved panel. Could you point me in the right direction as regards a conveyancing firm?
Our service is limited to being a directory service for firms who wish to be listed as being on the approved conveyancing panel for Nationwide . We don't recommend any particular firms conducting conveyancing in Ardleigh Green.
I am thinking of remortgaging my home in Ardleigh Green, does my lawyer need to be on the Clydesdale Conveyancing panel?
In theory, you could use a solicitor that is not on the Clydesdale conveyancing panel, but Clydesdale would require one of their panel solicitors to be instructed to act in their interests, and you'd have to pay for this - so most people instruct a panel solicitor. It's also easier, as otherwise you'd have to deal with two solicitors for the same conveyancing matter.
How can we know in advance if a Ardleigh Green conveyancing solicitor on the Clydesdale panel is any good?
When it comes to conveyancing in Ardleigh Green getting recommendations is a sensible starting point. Before you go ahead, check if they offer a no sale no fee offer. Also, you often get what you pay for - a firm which quotes more, will often provide a better service than one which is cheap as chips. We would always advise that you speak with the lawyer carrying out your conveyancing.
I had a mortgage agreed in principle with Leeds Building Society. Ardleigh Green conveyancing lawyers were selected. What is the average time that one could expect to receive a mortgage offer from Leeds Building Society?
There is no definitive answer here. Have Leeds Building Society done the survey? Have you advised Leeds Building Society as to your lawyers' details and checked that your lawyers are on the Leeds Building Society conveyancing panel? Sometimes it can take as long as six weeks for a mortgage offer to be issued.
After shopping around on the internet I have found a Ardleigh Green conveyancing practitioner having made sure that they are on the UBS conveyancing panel. Does my lawyer arrange the survey of the property?
UBS will need an independent valuation of the property. Your lawyer will not arrange this. Usually UBS will appoint their own surveyor to do this, and you will have to pay for it. Remember that this is a valuation for mortgage purposes and not a survey. Your conveyancer will not organise the survey but they may be able to put you in touch with a local one that they recommend. RICS offers a find a surveyor service (just google it) where you can search for a qualified surveyor by your Ardleigh Green postcode. As you are getting a mortgage with UBS, you could contact them to see if they have a list of approved surveyors in Ardleigh Green.
How difficult is it to switch solicitor as I have to instruct a firm on the Barclays conveyancing panel. I instructed a local conveyancing solicitor in Ardleigh Green round the corner but the firm is not approved by Barclays
We will our best to assist in finding you a conveyancing solicitor in Ardleigh Green on the Barclays panel. Please note that the solicitors that we work with do not pay us a referral fee if you instruct them and are authorised and regulated by the Solicitors Regulation Authority who oversee all conveyancing solicitors in Ardleigh Green. In utilising the find a conveyancing solicitor tool on this site, you can scrutinise fees for conveyancing solicitors in Ardleigh Green and beyond.
Can you provide any top tips for leasehold conveyancing in Ardleigh Green from the perspective of expediting the sale process?
- A significant proportion of the delay in leasehold conveyancing in Ardleigh Green can be reduced if you instruct lawyers the minute your agents start advertising the property and request that they start to collate the leasehold information which will be required by the buyers’ solicitors. The majority of freeholders or Management Companies in Ardleigh Green levy fees for supplying management packs for a leasehold premises. You or your lawyers should enquire as to the actual amount of the charges. The management pack can be applied for as soon as you have a buyer, thus reducing delays. The typical amount of time it takes to obtain the necessary information is three weeks. It is the most frequent cause of frustration in leasehold conveyancing in Ardleigh Green. If you have had any disputes with your freeholder or managing agents it is essential that these are settled before the property is marketed. The buyers and their solicitors will be nervous about purchasing a flat where a dispute is unresolved. You may have to bite the bullet and discharge any arrears of service charge or settle the dispute prior to completion of the sale. It is therefore preferable to have any dispute settled ahead of the contract papers being issued to the buyers’ solicitors. You will still have to reveal particulars of the dispute to the purchasers, but it is clearly preferable to reveal the dispute as historic as opposed to unresolved. If you hold a share in a the Management Company, you should ensure that you are holding the original share certificate. Obtaining a re-issued share certificate can be a time consuming formality and slows down many a Ardleigh Green conveyancing deal. If a reissued share certificate is needed, you should approach the company officers or managing agents (if applicable) for this as soon as possible.
I have attempted and failed to negotiate with my landlord to extend my lease without success. Can the Leasehold Valuation Tribunal decide on such issues? Can you recommend a Ardleigh Green conveyancing firm to represent me?
Where there is a absentee landlord or where there is dispute about what the lease extension should cost, under the Leasehold Reform, Housing and Urban Development Act 1993 it is possible to make an application to the Leasehold Valuation Tribunal to arrive at the amount due.
An example of a Lease Extension decision for a Ardleigh Green residence is 37 Lodge Court High Street in November 2013. the decision of the LVT was that the premium to be paid for the new lease was £25,559 This case related to 1 flat. The remaining number of years on the lease was 57.5 years.